restaining the inside of exterior door

Old 10-09-08, 05:52 AM
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Angry restaining the inside of exterior door

help: My patio sliding door had the polyurthane starting to peel in several places on the interior side. I sanded off the poly and in some places, the stain. When I applied the stain to these areas, the stain didn't take as well as it did originally. How can I get these much lighter areas to blend in with the original stain? The stain appears fine. Is it possible that the stain is too old? I'm not sure how old the stain is.

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Old 10-09-08, 06:25 AM
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Did you use Min Wax? I like Zars better. It matches in one application.
Old 10-09-08, 11:04 AM
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Did you mix the stain well? Often the pigments will settle to the bottom of the can. It can be difficult to touch up stain.Are you sure you sanded thru the stain and to raw wood. You might try applying some stain and waiting longer to wipe it off. Sometimes applying extra pigment helps.

Bottom line is you might not be able to get it perfect without completely stripping the door and starting over..... but with a little effort, you should be able to get it decent.

BTW - welcome to the forums!

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